September 5th, 2020 - 6:00 pm
THE 24TH Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on September 4, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “The 24th,” a powerful war drama about the all-black 24th United States Infantry Regiment and the deadly Houston Riot of 1917.
Set in the early months of World War I, this timely and riveting true story recounts how 156 soldiers rioted with devastating consequences after being subjected to constant racial discrimination by the Houston Police Department and local white citizens. The film features an all-star cast (Thomas Haden Church, Trai Byers, Mo McRae) and stunning naturalistic cinematography. [2020, US, 133 min, Rated: NR].
Richard Roeper of the “Chicago Sun-Times” writes, “‘An important reminder of a dark chapter in American history. It is an unflinching look at grotesque bigotry toward young Black American patriots who only wanted to serve their country.” Richard Brody of the “New Yorker” remarks, "’The 24th’ is a remarkable film; it's also a remarkable part of a body of work that is an all-too-hidden wonder.”
Screening times are 6 pm on Sat (Sep 5), 3 pm on Sun (Sep 6), 2 & 5 pm on Wed (Sep 9), and 2 pm on Thu (Sep 10). Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online at rehobothfilm.com. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Nov. 5 – 15, 2020). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.